140 Characters Twitter Conference?

October 27, 2009

It may be the best invitation I’ve ever received: I’ve been asked to speak at the “140 Character Conference,” a public conference all about TWITTER!

The conference is today. According to their site http://140conf.com/, the conference is about “the effects of real-time internet on business.” I can speak on that; maybe they just want to hear my take. Then again, maybe there’s another, clandestine plot brewing. Maybe they want to brainwash or convert me. Or maybe Phoenix is planning to assassinate me.

Screw it. I’ll be attending, some time around 4pm. And just in case, maybe I should find myself some stylish bulletproof attire.

Look for tweets about it…and spell my name right, fools: #m_shinoda




  1. CuteWhiteBunny on October 29, 2009 at 2:19 am

    Inviting a Blogger to a Twitter conference? What were they thinking?

    It’s a conspiracy to convert everyone to Twitter!!!

    You should sabotage the conference. Convert everyone back to blogging.

  2. Dori on October 28, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Pink reinforcements!? Mike, I highly doubt people there are gonna know the story behind the the whole thing with Phoenix, so don’t get your ass-kicked! lol (pink is an ok color, btw)

  3. MobzSean1 on October 28, 2009 at 7:30 am

    m_shinoda โ€ฆ That Copycat Bastard should get a kick in the ass !

    Edit : @xandro : you’re weird dude !

  4. RicoRodz on October 28, 2009 at 7:17 am

    I donโ€™t understand why twitter is affecting you so bad ? , you have your own cool blog , why should it matter ??

    NOTE : # xandro : Are You Drunk or what !!?? .. Totally disgusting ๐Ÿ˜› !!

  5. liuliu on October 28, 2009 at 7:16 am

    maybe one more gun you can take, then kill the war~!XD

  6. vickylp on October 28, 2009 at 3:49 am

    twitter is awesome! team phoenix all the way!! and i agree with SkullzTatz bellow

  7. xandro on October 28, 2009 at 2:46 am

    ohhh….. ohohuh!

  8. ThePrincess on October 28, 2009 at 2:31 am

    This is the funniest thing I ever heard from a Man that I admire a lot for almost 9 years , I couldnโ€™t resist to not give a comment even when I was so tired to this site , .. well I just wanted to say that I canโ€™t wait to hear the funny things that youโ€™ll say at the Twitter conference later , after They complete brainwashing and convert you and of course I also want to see how Awesome you are when wearing that stylish bulletproof attire to hide your Phoenix irrational fears !

    EDIT : In this case no one can match the Blog’s Greatness , Youโ€™ll always win Mike .. thanks for the update !

  9. Lyra on October 28, 2009 at 2:19 am

    holy geeezz,Mike…..u sure u dont have Paranoia??..

  10. liope on October 28, 2009 at 2:12 am

    So you will be the only one blogger talking about twitter?? You have to bring some back up!! ๐Ÿ˜› Please tell us how it go!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. zahra on October 28, 2009 at 12:54 am

    be armed..lol!…wish u luck on the speech!..lol! yaaa every one invents there own mikeshinoda fake twitter blog,fb ,..its soooo wired …i see ur steaming up on the #m_shinoda…HAHAHA!…i just dont understand why they do it…its just called being an asshole…i know u’ve seen how many mike shinodas are on facebook.there millions !!!!!..i really think they should make a rule about not making fake profiles…..at least on facebook…they need to do something!!!..take care

  12. SkullzTatz on October 27, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Yeah Keep digging until you feel satisfied Man , You’re just jealous coz Phoenix has many followers ๐Ÿ˜›

  13. Fatima91MS on October 27, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    HAHAHA ๐Ÿ˜€ just funny post mike

  14. swati_lprocks on October 27, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Hey Mike! please do the favor[as u always do :)] to us by posting the speech u r talking about… We’ll be obliged!! Love, Swati ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Justbiteme9 on October 27, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Sorry Mike, but in this case I’m team Phoenix all the way… your blog is awesome though, but still, you just lost. By the way, can we listen the speech?, it would be awesome, maybe you haven’t lost yet… but I don’t think so.

  16. ninguem on October 27, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    mike, why do you hate twitter so much? why, twitter is so cool, much better than blog, twitter you can tweet in your phone, anywhere
    brainwash, is easier, just cut your food until you tweet

  17. LPHooligan on October 27, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    And the white flag has flown , The Chairman have surrendered !! .. Congrat , Youโ€™ve Totally lost Mike .. but itโ€™s ok coz you can hide behind your pride , right ?

  18. TheDarkPrince on October 27, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    I was on your side but I see you act like youโ€™ve lost before The Match !!

  19. aussieChazz on October 27, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    My advice is finish this Twitter War once and for all before anyone Detonates their Bloody Head , LOL ( โ€˜ Twitter โ€˜ didnโ€™t give any harm to you and of course for Phoenix โ€˜ Blog โ€˜ is not a significant obstacle anymore , so according to me that โ€˜ Brainwash โ€˜ thing is unreasonable and ridiculous ) just let it go and better keep your pride coz now I dare to assure that no one will ever turn around , you’re just an old story dude ( finally ) .. ๐Ÿ˜€ , btw good luck with the speech !

    Note : Now it’s time to continue listening Oasisโ€™s Talk Tonight .. So Relaxed !!

  20. abbykulyde on October 27, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    so i guess the talk is over now? and what did you tell them huh? hahaha!

    when i first knew that you’ll participate in this conference (don’t know where i read it though), i had a nosebleed, haha!…. MIKE SHINODA for TWITTER?? WTF?? LOL! why not Phoenix?? are they aware of the war? hahaha!

    anyways, i hope we could hear you speech Mike..


  21. ShimizuAiko on October 27, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    I donโ€™t know this is about Blog-Twitter problems or The Pride thing .. but I think Phoenix isnโ€™t bad as you think Mike ..

  22. BlackHawk on October 27, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    ” And just in case, maybe I should find myself some stylish bulletproof attire”

    HAHAHA .. Are you scare or what ?

  23. luckyluck on October 27, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Like I said before we ( Team Phoenix ) would have stayed here until the battle is over to make sure that you will never get the prize , so accept that and get the pic hell out of here dude .. lol !

  24. RurouniKenshin on October 27, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    I think twitter is also useful as other sites .. Actually What is your problem with Phoenix ??

  25. girlaloud on October 27, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    I thought this no sense twitter war was over , is still running ?? ..

  26. phill715 on October 27, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    you’d better watch your back and go in armed!…

  27. yersifanel on October 27, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    But you have your blog AND use Twitter…. to share that you made a post in your blog, hahaha. Beware of Phoenix then, say Hi!

  28. YourConscience on October 27, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    I sincerely hope that your “stylish” bullet-proof vest would in no way whatsoever reflect your “blogging pwns” banner…

  29. LPmadman on October 27, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Why donโ€™t you just give up and leave Phoenix alone , coz you will never win dude ,you know that ๐Ÿ˜‰ โ€ฆso abt โ€˜ Phoenix is planning to assassinate me.โ€™ !! โ€ฆ is not worth it at all and totally wasted !

  30. DemonNoir99 on October 27, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Twitter has many followers and apparently youโ€™re too late to say that โ€˜Blogging totally pwns twittering โ€˜

  31. boyzdontcry on October 27, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    โ€˜I should find myself some stylish bulletproof attireโ€™ .. No offense dude but this is absolutely ridiculous !!

  32. jeffryLP on October 27, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    I laughed so hard when I read these .. โ€œ Then again, maybe there’s another, clandestine plot brewing. Maybe they want to brainwash or convert me. Or maybe Phoenix is planning to assassinate meโ€ ..

    dude , I think youโ€™re exaggerating this issue !!

  33. analoggirl on October 27, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    You hashtagged your own name? Well, that’s pretty vain. lol (You probably meant to type @mshinoda instead of #mshinoda. It looks like the hashtag for the conference is #140Conf.)

    Anyway, I’m looking forward to reading your tweets. Too bad I gave you that lame printout of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War instead of an actual copy… I’m sure it would’ve come in handy!

    EDIT: RT @kirste: Maintaining connections w/uber loyal fans across the entire spectrum of social media #140conf @m_shinoda -> Care to elaborate here?

  34. Dreams_of_you on October 27, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    xD I hope you write a good konferenitsiyu)
    and that your internet war with the Phoenix)))) I think you should buy armored Life buoys)))) is the same all the same war =)

  35. lovableFreak on October 27, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    you should go there with your ‘stylish bulletproof attire’ and sing: ‘this time baby, i feeeeeeeel bulleeeetproooooof!’ you know this song? it’s by la roux and i hate it… xD all germans except from me seem to be crazy about it…
    i really don’t know what to think about that, cause it’s so ironic for me that they asked YOU, who hates twitter more than anyone else… but you seem to have fun with it.

  36. Stepha on October 27, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    blogs. twitter. blah, who cares both connect people… but I do agree – they must have brainwashing intentions if they asked you to speak knowing your feelings on the subject… to go along with your bulletproof attire you might consider one of those tin foil pointy hats to keep them safely out of your head ๐Ÿ™‚ good luck with the speech.

  37. Anstice on October 27, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Wait, so, do you want us to make your username a trending topic or do you want us to mention you? Because mentioning your username would be @m[under-freaking-score]shinoda. Making it a trending topic would be #m[underscoreWHAT?]shinoda. JEESH MIKE. Get with the lingo!

    We made a post about this on our blog the other day =) http://www.caughtintheact.co.nr.

    AND. You never answered my questions. I’m mad at you. You’re no longer made of win. SHUN!!

  38. xXLEOXx on October 27, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    WTF?! O_O That’s so hilarious!! It reminds me on the ” Jehovah’s Witnesses ” xD I Wish, I could hear your speech about TWITTER! I bet, you screw them! And the thing with Phoenix.. I don’t think so! He’s too busy with Bellas teeth! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Regards from germany! And take care, Mike! We don’t know what’s going on there! xD

  39. navee on October 27, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    well, i got twitter, and i like it, but its so simple that i think it wont last much, blog its better, THATS WHY MY BLOG IS IN YOUR TOP 10 AT #6 WICH ITS AWESOME AND STILL CANT GET OVER IT! you should make that into a tshirt and go to the conference or get a aluminium hat like in the movie “Signs” so they cant read your brain while the conference is on, you can avoid the brain wash, becareful buddy.

  40. Deseo_Sangre on October 27, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Seriously, you should make a pink shirt, with a flower motiv, and that image printed on the front. And then wear it to the conference.
    And let other take pictures of it.
    And wear something bulletproof underneath it, just in case.

    Or just stand up in the middle of their speech-kind-of thing, and scream something like: “Screw you! I can make my messages as long as I want them to be!”

    By the way, you can follow me @aeysee

  41. _Tiff_Tiff_33_LP_ on October 27, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    LOL,phoenix is going to assassinate you,who cant spell your name right?those fool’s!!!^^LOL shame on them..LOL..ANY NEW UPDATES ON THE LP ALBUM?^^

  42. PrincessbyDawn on October 27, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Keeps us updated on the conference!!! Videos or pics, please? heheh Its pretty funny and very ironic hahah….Im sure those people know about your “blogging totally PWNS twittering” flag ๐Ÿ˜€ Have fun there and make it epic, I know you are able to that ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love, Pat

  43. Curiosa on October 27, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    “FOOL” lol ๐Ÿ˜› Hey I gave u something you can talk about for the conference on your GBC blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ lol Yeah, I don’t know why they would want u to talk about it. ๐Ÿ˜› LOL Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. YuN_RoCks on October 27, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    As I already told you on Twitter: GO THERE WITH THE “blogging totally PWNS twittering” T-SHIRT! That would be sooo cool :ยฐD

  45. Maaark on October 27, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Can’t wait. Protect yourself… I guess Phoenix is planning something really evil!

  46. Madlen on October 27, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Haha be careful:DAre there any bulletproof attires in pink with the word “Twitter” across the chest?You should totally get one…and the letters must be made out of diamonds:DAnyway…keeps us updated on the conference:)Have fun!

  47. rockermeg on October 27, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Oh my God xD that’s hilarious
    It does all seem a bit too convenient though doesn’t it?
    Look out for the bassist….

  48. Moepi on October 27, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Or maybe Phoenix is planning to assassinate me.< oh..that sentence is going to make the rest of my day ๐Ÿ˜€ honestly, I hate twitter. Everything’s about twitter, and that totally sucks xD But I’ve got an account and you know what? I’m already following m_shinoda xDxD I logged in when I saw your blog entry and WTF: I still know my password ๐Ÿ˜€ surprise surprise… facebook is a lot better… have a nice day ๐Ÿ˜‰

  49. Zara on October 27, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Id love to hear what your going to say at this, any chance of a video? or you can let us know how it goes or something..

    Make sure that bulletproof attire is stylish, we wouldnt want you to look foolish. Maybe you should put your sig there on a tshirt and wear that too.

  50. cuz on October 27, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Haha, that’s funny. I’m interested what’s up out there, hope you’ll post how was that.

  51. drshinoda1 on October 27, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    ahhh tttttttwwwwwitter!! here is the pharse from ur egyptian fan hosam!! ur site can f*cks twitter ,. u r the best

  52. lp_fm_fan on October 27, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Jeff Pulver tweeted about it a while back, I posted about it. i wonder if we can get #m_shinoda a trending topic!? LOL.
    hopefully there will be videos soon? ๐Ÿ™‚ or at least pics

    anyway, i got a random question but is http://www.twitter.com/linkin_park the official page for LP? i mean they never tweeted once yet you follow them……it’s confusing really…i just follow http://www.twitter.com/lpunderground for my LP news. ๐Ÿ˜›

    EDIT: From what I heard you were great! Talking about LP’s name, URL, that you want quality fans, etc. The beauty of Twitter, I kinda felt like I was there…lol.
    Check it out here: http://www.mikeshinodaclan.co.nr/ ๐Ÿ™‚ cheers.

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